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Adapating Sedentary Video Games to Facilitate Physical Activity for Adults

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The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of adapting sedentary video games to require physical activity on energy expenditure, enjoyment, self-efficacy, and game performance.

This study consists of two visits that each take about 2 hours to complete. Participants will play PAC-MAN using three different control methods: seated comfortably and playing by moving their body using two different strategies.

*Interested individuals will participate in two 2-hour video game sessions.

You may participate in this study if you are an adult 18 to 65 years of age. You must be healthy enough to engage in physical activity and be able to read and speak English. You must be able to stand, move, jump, and reach. If you meet the above criteria, please contact us using the contact information provided below.

You will receive $20.00 upon completion of the second session for your time and effort. You should not consume any food, caffeine, alcohol, or tabacco products 4 hours before each session. You should not exercise on the day of your session before your scheduled time.

This research is approved by the Institutional Review Broad.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact:

Christen Mendonca

Phone: (774) 229-6690


1601 Cherry Street, Exercise Science Lab, Room 218

Philadelphia, PA 19102